Home Modification

Manual for Patients and their Families
The RehabTeamSite is a component of PoinTIS (Point-of-care, Team-based, Information System), which was developed by the Louis Calder Memorial Library and the Miami Project To Cure Paralysis. Topics include Medical Problems, Nutrition, Skin Management, Urinary Tract Management, Bowel Program, Respiratory Management, Sexuality, Feelings and Reactions, Other Medical Complications, Other Rehabilitation Issues, Home Safety and Modification, Recreational and Vocational Therapy, and Support Groups.

Home adaptations and modifications after spinal cord injury
This is an educational video program of a forum for persons with SCI and their friends, family members and caregivers. Forums are offered by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). Presented on June 12, 2007.

Home Mobility
“A Day in the Life” video on practical application of bed mobility, dressing techniques on the bed and in the wheelchair, bathroom accessibility and modification. Demonstration of a build in chair lift, education on skin maintenace and integrity, as well as overall home accessibility. Produced by the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley (RSCICDV) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
 
Community Mobility Part 1
“A Day in the Life” video on practical application of mobility from a wheelchair level outside of the home. Going out to eat, going shopping, and running errands as well as demonstration and personal techniques for car transfers. Produced by the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley (RSCICDV) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
 
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
This organization provides resources and information on home modification, including converting or adapting the environment to make tasks easier, reduce accidents, and support independent living. They also conduct research and training.
 
ABLEDATA
Provides searches for rehabilitation related products, devices and equipment. The database contains detailed descriptions of thousands of products including price and company information. The database can be searched from the ABLEDATA web site.

Center for Universal Design
A national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products. Our mission is to improve environments and products through design innovation, research, education and design assistance.

Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
IDeA  is dedicated to making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population.

Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD)
IHCD is committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design.

Concrete Change
This is an international network whose goal is making all new homes visitable, not just “special” homes.